Dear Hiram students and families,
Welcome to Hiram College! It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as your vice president and dean of students. I have various responsibilities at the college, but my primary role is serving as a senior advocate for students. In this role, I work closely with faculty, staff and students to enhance the quality of college life. Additionally, I have the honor of providing leadership and guidance for the following areas:
- Academic Development
- Campus Involvement
- Campus Safety
- Career Development
- Citizenship Education
- Community Service
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Emerging Scholars
- Health, Counseling and Disability Services
- Religious Life
- Residential Education and Commuter Services
- Special Events and Conferencing
Hiram Student Affairs and Athletics takes great pride in our mission and core values of community, learning, responsibility, diversity and innovation.
Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in college life by seeking out opportunities to be involved both in and outside the classroom. We expect students to engage in and uphold our mission values. Our staff is available to answer questions and point students in the right direction. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Elizabeth M. Okuma, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Dean of Students